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. michele obama was certainly the star on opening night, but there were also two big name politicians from our area. former virginia governor tim kaine and maryland governor martin o'malley. the first lady, she never mentioned romney by name. that wasn't her job. she was focusing on her husband. but governor o'malley, he had no problem attacking the republican ticket. listen. >> mitt romney and paul ryan now say they want to take america back. and we have to ask, back to what? back to the failed policies that drove us into this deep recession? back to the days of record job losses? back to the days when insurance companies called being a woman a pre-existing condition? >> reporter: you can see governor martin o'malley spent a lot of his speech talking about health care and the economy. kaine called him a tough leader who puts results over ideology. >> he's -- he said he would end the war in iraq and he has. he said he'd draw down troops in afghanistan and today every single virginia national guard unit is home for the first time in a decade and we're so happy. >> reporter: coming up on nig
, campaign manager for the obama campaign, joining us from the convention. first lady, michelle obama speech right here on wusa9. the live coverage begins at 10:00 p.m. >>> one person who will not be at the convention tonight is president obama. instead, he had one final campaign stop to wrap up his road to charlotte tour. the president spoke to a crowd of more than 11,000 this afternoon at norfolk state university and there he blasted the republicans. what he says they did and did not do at their convention last week. >> spending less time talking about their plans. and that's not just because they don't like it, but it's because they know you saw what happened when we tried it. you lived through it and we can't afford to repeat it. >> he will watch his wife's speech tonight on tv with his daughters by his side. >>> mitt romney is staying off the campaign trail during the democratic national convention, but paul ryan headed to the battleground state of ohio today and the gop vp pick told supporters president obama deserves to be a one-termer just like jimmy carter. >> i remember a conven
michele obama told the comp convention last -- the convention last night that being president reveals who you are. >> reporter: former president bill clinton takes the stage tonight to pick up where first lady michele obama left off. delegates are revved up and ready for more. >> he's bill clinton. it's like madonna. there's this aura about him. >> reporter: he remains immensely influential in the party and is expected to target democrats who have struggled the last four years and may be on the defense about reelecting president obama. >> he will lay out a little bit of history with regard to this president, and he's going to affirm he's on the right path. >> reporter: president obama had been scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech to 74,000 people at annual outdoor stadium thursday night, but because of the threat of severe weather, convention planners decided this morning the president will speak here. democrats packed the hall last night for the first lady's speech. >> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: pr
. >> first lady michelle obama will be the headliner on the first night of the convention. >> this whole idea of folks better off now than they were four years ago, that's the central question to the election. >> the president can say a lot of things, and he will, but he can't tell you that you're better off. >> you want to know whether we're better off? i've got a little bumper sticker for you -- osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! >>> a massive wildfire raging right now in southern california. >> it's only 5% contained. >> the williams fire has burned 3,600 acres. >> i don't want this place to burn up. this is my home. >>> it has been one week since isaac slammed into the gulf coast, and still, tens of thousands are in the dark. >> president obama visited a parish hit hard by hurricane isaac on monday. >> democrat or republican, we're all just americans looking out for one another. >>> a close call for a meowner. a moose attacked him. >> scared the crap out of me. do not jump on my car, mr. moose! >> you add in a bulldozer in a very crowded parking lot, some angry bystander
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